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in town bolstering support for karzai's government as well as the summit later this month. >> lama hasan in kabul, thanks. >>> and now to the quake zone where survivors are still being pulled from the rubble after being buried for over 100 hours. >> and relief efforts are expected to get a big boost from a former president. >> good morning, the clock is ticking to save those buried in the rubble and to get aid to those left with nothing. >> reporter: some prayers were answered in haiti where the scope of the disaster matches the human suffering. this 6-year-old boy was pulled overnight from a home that collapsed after tuesday's 7.2 earthquake. in another part of the city, another miracle, this woman survived 126 hours under rubble before she was rescued. >> it's a very wonderful night because we've worked almost 26 hours straight for those two survivors. immediately now, we need to start working some more for additional survivors. >> reporter: though for every rescue story time is running out for countless other victims. former president bill clinton forecasts to this area with food, wat
, we are bad memories of the taliban. why ham need karzai is riding the postelection ride of hope, abc news and our partners sent pollsters out door to door taking the pulse of 1,500 people, asking them about ordinary life. also, that covering for women, the burqa. should it be the husband's decision or hers? in this country a split decision. the majority of men say it's the husband's choice. this woman added perspective. my husband's not the problem, she says. it's the taliban i'm afraid of. and sometimes small signes of progress. 60% of the poll says they are cell phones. every one of you as a cell phone? but 85% of them say they have no refrigerator. and few of hope of such a thing. and one more sobers number. more than half of afghans say they have never been to school. and we'll be back with more from afghanistan later. now, we head back to new york and general stephanopoulos with the other day news. >>> still ahead "world news," a public apology from the senate majority leader. >>> and mark mcgwire finally comes kpleen about using steroids with enhe broke one of baseball's record
memories of the taliban. while embattled president hamid karzai is riding his post election wave of hope. polling in afghanistan is daunting and dangerous. abc news and our partners here sent 168 pollsters out across the country door to door taking the pulse of 1,500 people also asking them about ordinary life here. for instance, that covering for women, the burqa, should it be the husband's decision or hers? in this country, a split decision. women say they should decide. the majority of men say it's the husband's choice. this woman added perspective "my husband's not the problem, she says, it's the taliban i'm afraid of. >> general stanley mcchrystal is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and the architect of the troop surge now under way. she asked him if the strategy is working. >> reporter: have you done it? have you turned the tide? >> i believe we're doing that now. we've changed the way we operate in afghanistan, we've changed some of our structures. we're on the way to convincing the afghan people that we are here to protect them. >> reporter: do americans have to brace themse
of hamid karz karzai's cabinet choices. >>> nba star gilbert arenas has pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge. related to bringing guns into the washington wizards locker room. prosecutors are seeking a sentence of six months or less. as part of plea deal. a judge could give him up to five years in prison. he's been suspended indefinitely without pay. by the nba. >>> and nbc is reportedly near an agreement with conan o'brien to leave the network. the deal would bring jay leno back to late-night tv after failing to get big ratings in prime time. the move would pay o'brien to walk away but might limit his future employment at another network. >>> it was graduation day for britain's prince william. william finished an advanced helicopter training course. his father presented him with the badge. he's now a little bit closer to becoming a fully qualified search and rescue pilot with the royal air force. that's first look at the headlines, back to you, bill. >> dad/prince gives you that moment. good so see. a happy belated new year to you. >> i feel like i haven't seen you for a year, bill.
to sit down and talk to the president of afghanistan, hamid karzai about many things, including the arrival of those new american troops, part of the surge. and also this crucial year for afghanistan, america, and this war. do you feel this year is the last chance? >> i cannot describe it as the last chance. or the only chance, no. i can call it a great opportunity. we must grasp it this year. i can say this is an important opportunity with the new interests in afghanistan by the united states with more awareness within afghanistan on our shortfalls and shortcomings and the requirements for a better afghanistan. >> part of the opposition of the united states was americans are losing their lives. and we know afghan security forces and civilians are losing their lives, too. but americans are losing their live lives when corruption is undermining the objective. >> the objective is here, indeed. corruption is there in afghanistan. corruption is undermining our government, our society, and we must continue to work against it. i as the president of afghanistan am responsible and must
. but if he begins to show that president karzai in afghanistan starts to reform governance, that they begin to deal with corruption, perhaps they can begin to secure some areas outside of kabul where the government has control but it doesn't in a lot of other areas in that country. if they show at that trajectory is going the right direction, i think that will help in 2010. the other point i would make very quickly, 2010, american troops will begin to start coming back from iraq. that means that the president will be fulfilling a promise that he made during the campaign to return american service members from that countries are from that war. that may help a little bit. >> even symbolically, that help. dan, thanks so much. sam, cokie, great to see you. over to sam champion with some of this year's new year's resolutions. >> yeah, call it the personal policymaking. nearly half of americans will make a new year's resolutions. only half of us, i think that's generous, will stick to them after six months. what are the most popular promises that we make to ourselves? the number one resolution, o
through so many checkpoints without getting detected. all of this on the day when hamid karzai's ministers were due to be signed in, juju. >> thanks. >>> we're learning more about missed signals. "the new york times" reports that the obama administration was warned on december 22nd about a christmas attack from yemen. they also learned that a man named umar farouk, and even a warning in september about the explosive used in the botched attack. >>> it appears google isn't giving up on china just yet. talks are reportedly under way between the company and the chinese government over censorship. the. >>> the yjets have done it. they stuffed the chargers 17-14. and they take on the top-seeded colts in the nfc. >> and, and, and -- >> something that robin is concerned about, i'm not sure which one. that's the news at 7:14. >> got back to see a little bit of the saints game and it soothes the soul. brett favre and the mikings. >> the first 40-year-old to play in the playoffs. >> he could have a good game, but the saints are going to win. what a boost that would be for new orleans if that would be
hamid karzai. >> do you feel this year is the last chance? >> i cannot describe it as the last chance or the only chance, no. i can say that this is an important opportunity with the renewal of interest in afghanistan by the united states and the rest of the world with more awareness within afghanistan on our shortfalls and shortcomings and the requirements for afghanistan. >> part of the opposition of the united states was americans are losing their lives, and we know afghan security forces and civilians are losing their lives, too. but americans are losing their lives when corruption is undermining the objective. >> corruption is undermining our government, our society, and we must continue to work against it. i, as the president of afghanistan, am responsible and must take care of the afghan part of corruption within the afghan government. >> when you went to helmand, you were told it was rocket-fueled gunfire that was fired at you. how many assassination attempts? >> i don't know. maybe three, four. that's not much. >> when the u.s. keeps pushing you to go out more in the country
. they say, we have bad memories of the taliban. while embattled president hamid karzai is riding his post election wave of hope. polling in afghanistan is daunting and dangerous. abc news and our partners here sent 168 pollsters out all across the country door-to-door taking the pulse of more than 1,500 people. asking them about ordinary life here. for instance, that covering for women, the burqa, should it be the husband's decision or hers? in this country, a split decision. women say they should decide. the majority of men say it's the husband's choice. this woman added perspective. "my husband's not the problem," she says. "it's the taliban i'm afraid of." and sometimes small signs of progress. 60% of our polls say they have cell phones. every single one of you? but 85% of them say they have no refrigerator, and in this poor country, few have hope of such a thing. and one more sobering number. more than half of afghans say they have never been to school. >> you can see more of diane's reporting from afghanistan on a special edition of "world news." >>> there's unexpected fallout from s
.s. special envoy ambassador richard holbrook was just in town bolstering support for president hamid karzai's government, as well as preparing for the london conference later this month. eric and vinita, back to you. >> we will have much more from kabul coming up on "america this morning" and "good morning america." >>> now to the latest from the quake zone where amazingly people are still being pulled alive from the rubble. a team from florida rescued a 14-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy from underneath their collapsed home. >> at the destroyed u.n. headquarters a danish staff member was lifted alive from the wreckage. distribution of aid is still a major challenge. more than 2,000 u.s. marines are expected ri expected to arrive off the coast today to help out. >> reporter: good morning, vinita and eric. sunday we did what so many haitians did, we went to church. fortunately, prayer is not about the building because so many places of worship simply no longer exist. ere have been several miracles and some much-needed answered prayer. more survivors were pulled from the rubble of collapse
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